I’m sorry – Kpessa-Whyte apologises for ‘insulting’ Supreme Court
A former NDC parliamentary hopeful and lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte has apologised to the Supreme Court for allegedly denigrating the apex court.
Dr Kpessa-Whyte in a recent post on Twitter claimed the Supreme Court is being turned into a “Stupid Court.”
In his tweet, the university lecturer also lamented generally the state of Ghana’s current judiciary and accused it of partisanship and lack of common sense.
His tweets were published barely 24 hours after Ghana’s Supreme Court ordered Parliament to expunge the name of an NDC MP, James Gyakye Quayson from its records citing procedural breaches during his nomination and election in 2020.
The Supreme Court on Thursday summoned Dr Kpessa-Whyte to present just cause as to why he should not be held in contempt for allegedly describing the nation’s highest judicial body and describing it as “a stupid court.”
In a statement, Kpessa-Whyte said he didn’t intend to denigrate the Supreme Court in any way and unreservedly apologises.
“Please permit me to state unequivocally that I have no reason to slander our Supreme Court, and I hereby sincerely apologise unreservedly for any pain and discomfort my tweets may have caused the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court, and the entire judiciary.
“I hereby retract the tweet in question; accordingly, the tweet has been deleted completely, and I pray for forgiveness.”